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. it was near 40 in a few locations of western maryland and west virginia. a view from space showing a clear sky. won't have any travel problems. a beautiful travel pattern for today with sunshine. still not very humid. then tomorrow into the upper 80s again. we'll have a front coming through by early afternoon, a small chance of a shower as it does come through. we've have a blustery wind gusting to 25 tomorrow afternoon and cooler weather feeling beautifully dry and comfortable on thursday and friday. ashley, how's the back to school traffic? >> back to school we go. unfortunately we're rapping up most of the issue from yesterday. the red line will open at 5:00 a.m. between takoma and wheaton. the volume is light on the roads but more company than this hour yesterday. the truck scale lanes are open. no trouble spots around the beltway. clean slate this morning. >> ashley, thank you. >>> with the return to work and school for almost everyone in our area now, that means more road congestion on this so-called terrible tuesday. there's our vdot camera, traffic moving along just fine, won't be the
the attorneys general of maryland and virginia joined 15 other states in asking the website to block its adult services section. today they got results. darcy spencer joins us in the studio now with more on this story. darcie? >> maryland's attorney general told me craigslist needed to take this action. it's a site where kids can trade be baseball cards, you can buy a couch and engauge in prostitution. and that's just wrong. when you go on the popular website craigslist, one feature is now gone, where he used to be able to click on adult services, it now says sensored. >> this is what we asked them to do. this is what we asked them to do. this is not a gray area. craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> craigslist removed the adult services section from the site two weeks after attorneys general from across the country demanded its removal. maryland attorney general is among 17 top prosecutors who wanted craigslist to stop offering an online brothel. >> on craigslist, there were literally women for sale. there was an online brothel going on. we
still a few 50s on the map. mar martinsburg, west virginia, 57. andrews air force base 58. 64 degrees now in la plata, may maryland. a gradual increase in clds will ce our way duri the course of the afternoon. most of us will stay completely dry. there have been a few random rain drops in the panhandle of west virginia and far southern pennsylvania. but on thehole good weather for today. no rain threat for the redskins and the texans. >> good to hear it. thanks, chuck. >>> in our headlines now after almost five months there appears to be good newsfrom the gulf. the deepwater horizon well is almost officially closed. scientists confirm theractured rig is sealed off forever. the end of the leak doesn't mean the end of major problems in the gulf. nbc's jay gray has more now from venice, louisiana. >> reporter: the final pressure test should be over now but there's still no word on sults or if the well has been officially killed. in the final hours on the primary relief well after pumping in 74 barrels of cement and making sure it was set there was a sense of confidence and pride.
to the panhandle west virginia. it's just skirting right near montgomery as well. this is all assoiated with an area of low pressure that's spinning south and west of us. it will spin a cool front later today. that will likely bring other showers through midday. for this morng, we're in the 60s and low 70s. 72 in washington. we'll hold steady while we have the rain. there's a chance for downpours. maybe blustery winds as well through noon time. and sun back with highs near 80 degrees. there mabe storms on the eastern shore this afternoon. and then tomorrow some sun in the morning, clouding out in the afternoon. we could get another surge rain drying out on friday. jerry, how is our traffic? >> it kind of all depends where you are. clear, dry payment on the 270 corridor. germantown, all the way down to the capital beltay. good start there. no worries. out to the west, though, different story on interstate 66. those of you coming in at the toll road, 50. lots of road spray. at this point it's a little volume from haymarket to manass. no accidents toreport. again, just like yterday, be ver
. >>> in virginia, bob mcdonnell is expected to unveil a plan to impose a 4% tax on all bars and restaurants. according to reports, the 4% tax includes a 1.5% tax on all stores and restaurants that sell liquor and 2.5% tax on the overall annual sales. the money raise would make up for the money lost if the state privatizes the liquor store. he believes the changes could bring in $260 million a year. >>> today may feel like summer but tomorrow more like fall? >> we have cooler weather moving in. right now a front coming into the mountains triggering much needed rain, a couple of little showers down in the southern eastern panhandle of west virginia. that is drifting over maybe crossing into the shenandoah valley. elsewhere, no precipitation, just a few clouds coming through. it's a balmy morning. 76 at national airport, montgomery arlington, in the of 60s. we'll have a few clouds coming through as the weak front comes in. a very small chance of a passing shower, now until around noontime. and then tomorrow, yes, turning cooler after we get into the 80s today. a blustery wind this afternoon wi
-food restaurants. police believe all five 06 these northern virginia businesses were targets of the same robber. a similar method was used in each holdup. >> reporter: this armed robber has struck five businesses since late july. three of them have been haircuttery salons. police say the surveillance video shows a serial armed robber purling a knife while 408ding up a haircuttery salon. he swiped money from cash registers at businesses in fairfax and always string between late morning and early aftnoon. >> we're working closely with the county detectives on this because he, obviously, sees no jurisdictional boundaries so neither can we. >> reporter: pice say the robber started the crime spree on july 26th when he held up a cash 'n carry on lee jackson memorial highway and struck again on september 6th at this kfc/taco bell restaurant. he then hit three haircutteres in fairfax county on september 12th and 14th. >> the frequency increased. the first case was more than a month ago and now he see to be doing it within a matter of days. that concerns us. >> reporter: in each case, the robber brandis
for a bus early this morning in northern virginia. >>> the price of a cocktail could soon go up in virginia. governor bob mcdonald is expected to unveil a plan to impose a new tax on bars and restaurants. >>> the debate over today. the loudoun county board of supervisors are expected to vote on whether to allow religious displays outside the courthouse. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara harrison. it's wednesday, september 8th, 2010. right now, police are on the lookout for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman in fairfax county. the 23-year-old was attacked just before 4:30 near la vista drive and franconia road. tracee wilkins joins us from alexandria. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. investigators wrapped up their investigation here in the immediate neighborhood. they have not wrapped up their search for the suspects. fairfax county police are going door to door warning neighbors and searching for clues after a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a neighborhood bus stop. >> we believe this
of virginia. eastern shore near 60. out in the mountains near 50 this morning. large area of high pressure holding forth giving us another dry day with plenty of sunshine and should be a bit hotter too. afternoon highs in the upper 80s. more of the same tomorrow. a front coming through midday with clouds and giving us a small chance of a shower and blustery wind. we'll cool down thursday and friday. highs 70s with sunshine. ashley, how's the traffic now? >> good morning, jumping into virginia, taking a look at 66 in the eastbound direction, this is the pace past route 50 all the way to the beltway. you're in the clear. through falls church heading through arlington, clean bill of health as well. all is quiet through college park making the trip towards the silver spring area. lanes are open and 95 also getting off -- volume is on the increase at this early hour but still at the posted speed limit for the remainder of your troop 395 and into the freeway. back to you. >>> summer vacation is finally over this morning for hundreds of thousands of children in our area students in several counti
prosecutors in 17 states, including virginia and maryland, asked the classified website to block it. darcy spencer has more on the change that many are applauding. >> reporter: when you go on craigsli craigslist, one hefeature is go. >> this is the right thing to do. this is not a gray area. what was happening was craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> reporter: they removed the section from the site two weeks after attorneys general demanded its removal. doug is among 17 top trors who wanted craigslist to stop kaufrg what he called an online brothel. >> there were literally women for sale. it was an online brothel going on. we told craigslist, you have to stop this. this is facilitating crime. >>reporter: there have been numerous police investigations of victims who met their attackers on site. montgomery coun montgomery county firefighter met a 16-year-old girl who turned out to be an undercover officer. cathy lynn near told news 4, i am glad to hear the feature was removed. although there are many other places predators will look to exp
further to the south now in charles countynd king george in the northern neck of virginia as well as in southern maryland and coming out of the northern neck of virginia. now some of the rainfa totals around the region have already been over three inches. we could have up to as many as 7 inches by the time this all ends. we've seen that in southern maryland, all these cnties in red have had flooding this morning and we have that flood warning continuing into this afrnoon, all those counties in red. look at the rainfall totals we've had three to four inches in our western to northern suburbs, over 2 1/2 inches in washington. look at southernmaryland. 7 1/2 inches. annapolis has had 6.7 inches of rain and this total amount is only going to increase. we have a tornado watch in effect. veronica johnson joins me from storm center 4 with the latest on that. >> indeed, a lot of circulation in the atmosphere and with that circulation the possibility of not only severe thunderstorm warnings in effect right now but those tornado warnings like we saw earlier today. not just here but if you h
theid 60s. across much of virginia in the mid 60s. most of maryland mid and upper 60s right now, as well as right near the bay, right near the waters it's inthe low 70s this morning. and on the eastern shore, away from the water temperatures are generally in the 60s. at the atlantic behes and around virginia's tidewater it's near 70 degrees. it's a balmy start to this thursday morning. this first full day of astronomical autumn. that's the point wher the earth and it's orbit around the sun has now reached the crossing point where the earth's shadow is directly north and south across the planet, as we approach dawn, and that earth's shadow right now is over the central atlantic. and i will be approaching us, and we'll have thesunrise coming up this morning later and later. it's around 7:00 in the morning. over the last 12 thundershowers we've had the overnight showers dissipate and we've got a weak area of high pressure now in place from new england all the way down to georgia and that southerly andsouthwesterly flow around that high is going to be warming things up today. we sho
with assault and intent to murder. he's a suspect in two stabbings and a hammer attack in northern virginia and another stabbing in ohio. >>> a tragic accident appears to have taken the life of a 17-month-old boy in silver spring, maryland. police say he died after getting entangledn a drapery call. a historical call from the child's mother brought rescuers to the apartment yesterday morning. the child somehow got oust his crib and got his neck caught in the window cord. officials prformed cpr and rushed him to hospital where he was pronounced dead. there are no signs of foul play. they are looking into this tragedy as an accidental death. >>> police in prince george's county maryland said the shooting death of a hyattsville teenager may have been gang-related. medics found the boy shot in a park on nicholson street and rushed him to the hospital where he died. so far no arrests. >>> police have now released th 911 calls made by people who witnessed the shooting and standoff inside johns hopkins university hospital. >> the shooting -- >> we had a shooting on the floor. >> do you know how ma
through thursday and covers most of virginia, maryland and the district of columbia. tropical moisture streaming from the north. temperatures in the 40s. 60s on the eastern shore. leading edge of this tropical moisture into southern virginia now. likely that will be arriving later this afternoon. heavy at times tonight through noon time. dry friday and saturday. jerry, how is the traffic? >> doing pretty well. interstate 66. several stretches now between haymark and manassas east of fair oaks and the capital pelt way. no incidents, just volume. let's head over and see if there's anything to wore about at the american legion bridge, rockville pike doing great. outer loop moving along nicely. travel lanes open both ways. out on the rails. metro and vre okay. one minor delay, mark 503. >>> we're continuing to follow breaking news out of the district. crews on the scene of a fire in the 3100 block of 16 street northwest in the columbia heights neighborhood. news 4's tracee wilkins is on the scene with the latest. good morning, tracee. >> reporter: good morning, joe. this was a terrible fir
, darcy spencer, news 4 today. ♪ amazing grace >> in lorton, virginia, a community is mourning the lo of a mother and her two young children killed in a townhouse fire. neighbors held a candlelight vigil for she and her so, solomon and alfonso. they died of smoke inhalation and burns after their home caught fire on wednesday. the children were 3 and 5 years old. their gndmother said she appreciated the community support. >> i have lived here for three years and haven't even seen this many people. for all of them to come out of their doors and support us not even knowing who we are, i am really, really loving it. i just thank god tt all of them. >> investigators are trying to determine what started the fire. three other children and a man escaped from the burning townhouse>>> a congregation near atlanta is anxiousl awaiting word from their bishop this morning, expected to address allegations that he lured four young men into sexual relationships. this is videoof h 8:00 service an hour ago near atlanta. it does not show the bishop's arrival on stage. lauits by four men claim lang pushed
at the radar, it is raining really hard. they are getting wind driven heavy rains from virginia beach down to nags head. those areas of yellow and orange, the center of circulation of earl is just about 40 or 50 miles to the east of hatteras. but the heavy rains are coming in inland and slamming the beach area there. our local radar not showing rain here but there are a few sprinkles in the northern neck of virginia and bay. some of the rain will be arriving into ocean city in the next hour. and earl, here's the wide view continues to advance to the north. it's a category 2 storm. the winds have decreased since yesterday morning at this time but still a powerful storm moving north-northeast at 16. it will take it up towards new england. closer view of the track showing it will be further out to sea. there's still going to be enough tropical storm force winds, maybe 40 to 50-mile-per-hour gusts at ocean city later today. we'll have temperatures climbing in the mid to upper 90s. and breezy tomorrow near 80. looks like a great labor day weekend. how's the traffic? >> we're starting you off wi
degrees. in virginia, about 44% of adults have college deees. this study did not break out separate numbers, though, for the district. the number of college degrees would need to grow by a quarr million each year to beat 60% of the u.s. adult population having degrees by 2025. >>> and education continues this morning on the "today" show with matt lauer. the exclusive live interview begins here on nbc 4. >>> it's raining out there, tom. much needed rain. >> welcomed rain has been coming through from time to time. we have mott radrain in prince george's. elsewhere, some passing light to moderate showers moving across virginia, west virginia, district of columbia on this monday morning. right now temperatures are cool. wet pavement all the way around. low 60s now. and lighter view showing this continuing to surge from the south. this is going to be with us from time to time throughout the rest of the day today. could get storms this afternoon. some could produce damaging winds. we'll keep you posted about the potential this afternoon and tonight. and this shower and storm activity shou
and montgomery county, many locations in the's now. only near 50 in the pan handle of west virginia. so quite a cool morning near the bay in the low 60s of the even they at the atlantic beaches only in the 50s and inland as well, only the low 50s in many locations. it's in the low 40s in the mountains of western maryland on this labor day morning. so quite a chilly start there. in fact, the chilliest morning we've had since last spring. we had a clear sky and plenty of sunshine for labor day. afternoon highs into the low and mid-80s the a beautiful day for travelers coming home. it should heat up into the upper 80s then cooling down by the end of the week. how's the labor day traffic? >> well, not shockingly we are starting off early. we do have the red line going to be set down between ta coma park for rest of today, opening at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow. no trouble spots to speak of. quiet through college park into silver springs. back to you. >>> ashley, thank you, a reminder plan ahead if you are riding the red line, the forest glenn, silver spring and tacoma spots are closed. crews are upgrading
>>> gunfire shatters the quiet in one peaceful northern virginia enabled. good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm kmberly suiters. >>> a quick check on our forecast with chuck belthis morning. a little warmer now than compared to yesterday, right, chuck? >> very much so. tht's the story -- why is my brain not working already? >> let's start over. hi, i'm kimberly. >> that story will be repeated for many hours thrghout the day. on the whole a couple degrees warmer today than yesterday. you're going to notice the change as we go rough the rest of the afternoon all ahead of a weather front which promises to bring the return of some sligh ly cooler temperatures back into the area pour tomorrow. right now, though, temperature 63 downtown. there are cool spots on the map out into fairfax an loudoun county. temperatures in the low 50s this morning. even a few upper 40s in the sheltered most valleys up to the panhandle of west virginia even upper montgomery county. there might be a couple of 4s on the map. generally speaking we're going to have a pleasant day today. there are extra c
in prison. that case is prompting changes at virginia dmv. bob mcdonnell has ordered that agency to stop accepting federal identification cards as proof of residence. martinelli montano used such a card to get an i.d. >>> a northern virginia community is mourning the loss of a couple who owned a business many thought was the heart and soul of the community. the owners of nichols hardware store died in a car accident. jane watrel has their story. >> reporter: it's a huge loss for a small town as the purcellville community comes to grips with the deaths of karen and ted nichols. who were killed in a horrific car crash. >> amazing people. they have been running the store forever. they have been a staple here. a kindly group of folks and he runs this place and the people around him act the same way. >> reporter: stylist theresa wolf works a few doors down, a store owned by the same family since 1914 where the clerks call you by your first name. generations are paying tribute on the steps of the store. >> it is a big tragedy for their family and all of us. i grew up here. they have been here
, for hundreds of virginia drivers trying to process their licenses. but at least the dmv is open. 14 virginia dmv offices will be open for business today from 1:00 to 5:00. a computer glitch late last month caused a backlog. 14 offices will also be open tomorrow between 8:00 and noon. you can see the full list at nbcwashington.com. give yourself extra time if you're riding metro's red line. the transit agency closed five stations so crews could work on the tracks. free shuttles can take you between the stations but the service could add an extra 40 minutes to your commute. we continue to follow a developing story out of new zealand this morning. a 7.1 magnitude earthquake ripped a new 11-foot-long fault line into the surface. it is a miracle no one was killed. only two people were injured. buildings have crumbled. the power and water supplies have now been restored. a state of emergency and curfew have been decleared amid concerns of falling debris. >> early indications are there was quite significant damage to private property but obviously it's right across the city. >> more than 60 aftersh
showers moving south to north across easternest virginia, virginia, maryland, the district of columbia. the heaviest rains where you see the areas of yellow on t eastern shore and north and east of washington, etern howard county getting the heaviest showers. elsewhee, scattered lig showers around the region. right now low to mid-60s parts of west virginia. and on the etern shore, low 70s. northern neck, near 70. more rain on the way. more showers coming south. conveyor belt moisture off the gulf of mechanics will bring in showers and perhaps song storms late this afternoon, overnight into tomorrow morning. individual storms could produce damaging winds tonight, into tomorrow morning. highs around 70. tomorrow we should make it to near 80. might get another passing shower on thursday. how is the monday commute? >> already getting quite busy volumewise. through green belt, that's a you have to worry about. inner loop and outer loop incident free. b.w. parkway, police on the scene dealing with those. interstate 66, lanes are open. a little activity to the far right side as you pass 123 s
in this case sometime soon. in largo,darcy spencer, "news4 today." >>> a vigil will be held in lorton, virginia tonight to remember a mother and her two young children killed in a townhouse fire. 4 yeerld alean anderson and her sons suffered from smoke inhalation and burns. the children were 3 and 5 years old. a neighbor believes candles started the blaze since the townhouse didn't have electricity. it will take place near the family's home. >>> the investigation continues in manassas as officials try to figure out what cause ad massive fi that destroyed several homes thursday. fast-moving flames destroyed three houses and damaged five who are. some sidents are critical of the home's construction but fire officials that investigated there say there were no structural violations. >> when they were building them, these things are just too close together. >> my husband told me, no, the houses are too close together. >> ese houses were built exactly according to code at the time that they were built. >> sprinklers and reinforced fire walls were built there. >>>obberies across fairfax county have be
to the capital beltway this morning. a series of accidents, virginia state police have been racing tao all morning long. quickly out to the rails, metrorail's having a good morning. vre not so much fredericksburg 302 is delayed, manassas 322 and 324. m.a.r.c. looking good at the moment. >>> roads are extremely slick this morning. if they're even passable at all. tracee wilkins is live along the beltway near bradley boulevard in bethesda with more on this serious accident this morning. >> reporr: good morning, eun. we're going to show you what it looks like on the inner loop of the beltway heading toward wisconsin avenue. major, major backup. we're told that a truck has jackknifed right up the road here. and as a result of that, all of the lanes are closed. traffic is getting by on the left-hand shoulder. not even a real wlan at this point. there is a fuel spill here up the road so they're dealing with all of this, trying to get it cleaned up, waiting for a tow truck to come so they can get that truck out of the adway. they're going to move it over to the right and tow it out as soon as the
, if not dangerous out there. so heads up for 270. let's go to northern virginia, interstate 66, inbound, i'll step out of the way. the picture tells the story, because it is just coming down in buckets out there right now. now we do have word of an accident in maryland. 95 southbound near ruth 212, calvert and beltsville exit. rescue crews should be on the scene. back to virginia, 95 northbound between triangle andunn fries, tractor trailer accident. i-70 remains blocked before you get to baltimore, eastbound because of an accident involving a truck. hopefully that will be reopened according to police maybe in the next hour. but again, that's the story of the morning. joe? >> jerry, thank you very much. a lot of folks in the district are prepared for severe weather. the d.c. department of public works handed out some sandbags yesterday in southeast washington. this move is to help keep homes and businesses from flooding in low-lying areas. d.c. officials remind people to stay away from fallen wires, call 311 forany downed trees or rge limbs causing damage or blocking roadways and sidewalks. >>> as
're 77 downtown. 77 up in the panhandle of west virginia. 75 in quantico. that band of light rain showers is fallingapart as it comes out of the mountains. not much of a rain threat here in washington. ahead of the cold front, one more really warm da today with temperatures up close to 90 degrees. florida international, the panthers are coming up to college park to take on the terrapins today. 85 degrees at noon in college park. ood weather for the maryland game. >>> in our headlines we're following brking news out of prince george's county. that is where three people have been shot. this happened in the 5,500 block of livingston terrace in oxon hill. we still don't know the condition of any of the victims. we don't know their identities either or whether police have any suspects at this point. >>> happening today the man charged with the murder of a southeast woman will be in court soon. the 2-year-old david sams will be in court. he's a rapper and being charged with secondegree murder in the shooting death of hley mccray a week ago. last night dozens of people gathered to remember ashle
the official cause of this fire. we're live tonight in lorton, virginia. backstudio. >> all right. >>> a navy seal with ties to our area has been kild in the war in afghanistan. >> there are more revelations about a white house battle over the war's exit strategy. we begin with jane watrel. >> reporter: the silver spring native was o of nine service members killed in ablack hawk crash on tuesday. lieutenant looney was a navy seal and a 2007 graduate of the naval academy. he was in nation special war fafrl he was always 1999 graduat of dematha catholic high school where he played football. he switched to lacrosse a navy and played on that team with his two brothers. and he was a standout. this afternoon, his high school footll coach told news4, he was devastated by the news of his death. he was scheduled to return to dematha to talk to students there. >> he was a great student athlete. three years on the varsity football team. a two-year starter. a senior, his co-captain. the type of young man who would do anything you asked him to do and then some. he was always trying to do the right thing a
college park. if you're travelin out of virginia, 95 northbound, on and off the bridge to rton. back to you. >> thanks very much, ashley. >>> to breaking news, a report of a shooting on capitol hill. let's go right to news 4. elaine has the latest. good morning. >> good morning. this happened between 5:00 and 5:30 this morning located at second and c street southwest. this is located right next to the department of health and human services. one block from the rayburn house office building and near the united states botanical garden. busy area this time of morning. you really go one or two blocks either way you'll run into row houses where people live. a lot of walkers and runners in that area as it's located close to the mall. again, we're not really sure what transpired. we just heard of shots fired in that area just after 5:00 this morning. we're still working on getting some information. but as you heard ashley say, there are some streets in that area closed off because of this situation. again, this is c and second street southwest right ne the capitol near health and human serv
of more rain pushing southeast and virginia. that will move up by this afternoon. and temperatures should climb into the low 70s. moderate to heavy rain tonight and into tomorrow morning many likely we'll have flooding this time tomorrow morning. flooding rains likely thursday, ending thursday night. drying out friday into the weekend. >>> tom, off we go. from the north country this morning, smooth sailing. very calm commute. just the way we le it along i-270 as we head from frederick to urbana, 118, germantown on down. no accidents or incidents to work about. travel lanes are open as well. let's head over to the wilson bridge, inner loop. oxen hill t alexander doing fine. moving along very nicely. eun? >> jerry, thank you. this is happening right now on 16th street in e columbia heights neighborhood. tracee wilkins is on the scene with the latest. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. i'm told by witnesses this was an incredibly graphic scene, violent scene for folks who saw whahappened to the people involved in the fire. i'm told before firefighters arrived on the scene
the mountains of western maryland, west virginia and many locations are just near 60. away from the waters on the eastern shore in the upper 60s. right around virginia tide water and southeastern virginia, low 70s. and over the last 12 hours we had those evening thundershowers coming through. but have now dissipated. we have a few clouds drifting in from the rest. afternoon highs climbing into the low and mid 90s. going to be uncomfortably warm or a few hours midafternoon like yesterday. more of the same tomorrow although less humid on friday. tomorrow's record high is 94. so we may be tying it or exceeding it tomorrow afternoon. then cooler for the weekend. jerry, how's the traffic? >> doing pretty well. just a story of vome as you take a live look through vienna along interstate 66. eastbound traffic as you head on in looking good. westbound, also moving along well. no early hang-ups to report. let's hea over and take a look. elsewhere the rush hour picking up a bit of vome both ways at the american legion brie. just a little volume. no concerns,270 also moving very, very well. let's upd
, west virginia this morning, weatherwatchers reporting it in the 50s to near 60 there. and around virginia's tide water and the lower eastern shore in the upper 60s. over the last 12 hours the storms have dissipated and a weak area of high pressure holding for us from maine down to georgia. and we'll have this dry pattern, and the excessive heat continuing tay and tomorrow. now today's record is 98. we probably won't be near that. but likely near or perhaps exceed the record tomorrow, which is at 94. and then on saturday, a dry front coming through, we'll usher in a shift in our wind. that will bring in some cooler air om the north and winds shift into the east on sunay with some clouds rolling in. small chance of a shower and much cooler. >> time to take a live look at this hour on the maryland side. capitol beltway near route four. pretty quiet, just down the road on the beltway, route 5 on the inner loop, wo offant accident where authorities are headed over right now. pop over to virginia, right now on the capital beltway, just off the springfield interchange we're okay. this i
. and then during the morning hours on friday, it will be east of virginia beach, perhaps right around 8:00 on friday morning. and then by noon time just east of ocean city, by 2:00 p.m. friday just off of cape may new jersey, and even though the center of circumstance hags will be off the coast, the tropical storm force winds will certainly be felt right along the atlantic beaches and then affecting new england. look at all the tropical storm watches and warnings that are up. this is a hurricane warning, this red zone around the outer banks from virginia beach all the way town through north carolina. farther to the north, this is a hurricane watch for our atlantic beaches along the shore of the -- from delaware all the way down through virginia shore line, that is a hurricane watch. and the likely effects from the storm, very wet ocean city on friday with tropical bands of heavy rain coming in. tropical storm force winds. for us this morning, we have temperatures around the region in the 70s. 77 in washington, and beef got a huge area of high pressure, so plenty of sunshine today. we'll
, hagersto hagerstown. chilly morning in the 40s in the valley. fog western maryland, west virginia. over the fog the sky is beginning to clear out. as the day progresses the fog will dissipate. increasing sunshine. mostly sunny for the primary election day tomorrow. on wednesday, again, up near 80 with sunshine, low humidity. could get more much needed rain on thursday. jerry, how is the monday commute now? >> watch out for the fog. but certainly not an issue in town. a new traffic pattern to tell you about. 395 north bound, 14th street bridge. far left lane is taken away. this is i think the fifth phase. it's the left lane closed up. veer a little bit to the right. you can exit to the g.w. parkway. you start to lose the left lane. three lanes will get you by. everybody is doing it within fine fashion. see if that's the case elsewhere this morning. making a trip along 66. tom mentioned the fog. saw some out in manassas. a truck dumped a bunch of gravel. how are we doing on the rail? fine. two delays, camden 841 and 843. under ten minutes each. joe? >> all right. jerry, thanks so much. >>
in the rural areas of maryland and virginia. 58 at national airport. near the bay, 60. elsewhere, 50s and 40s throughout much of the region. mountains, 40s. western maryland, west virginia, eastern shore, low 50s. we have a clear sky, bright, full moon competing with very bright jupiter. this was tak by one of our viewers last night. david took this of jupiter and its moons. we're closer to jupit that we will be until the year 2022. later today, bright sun. afternoon highs near 80 degrees. 90 on wednesday, thursday, friday. chance of showers on thursday. jerry, how is the traffic? >> a little sampling on the capital beltway headed toward the american legion bridge. outer loop, inner loop, both directions moving along nicely. suth of town, wilson bridge, outer loop in alexandria doing fine, as is the inner on loop. looksike we're doing okay. eun? >> jerry, thank you. this morning the search is on for what happened to a man found dead blocks from the u.s. capitol. csx workers found a man's body on the tracks near second street and east street late last night. police say the body may have been o
.m. >>> we learned new details in the deadly john cop minutes shooting. he was from northern virginia. >> good morning. lcome back to news 4 today. >> it is friday, september 17th, 2010. a live look outside at 5:00 a.m. it is 67 degrees. another cool, freshing morning after much needed rain came down overnight. tom says we still need more. >> yeah, we sure do. mos of the region we just tamp down the dust. farther to our north about 30 miles, a good amount of rain. half an ih in many locations there. this morning now the sky is drying out again. partly cloudy. good morning. starting off friday morning with mildemperatures i the wake of the overnight rain. in the 60s shenandoah valley, through much of virginia and maryland. # 1 at washington. mountains of western maryland, west virginia, upper 50s to near 60. the moving color is rain that came throug in a couple waves yesterday overnight and last night. exited north and east. getting heavy downpours in southern new england. highs reaching low 80s. mid-50s. great day for outdoor creation and fun. sunday, partly cloudy, mid-80s. dry into
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in the mountains of west virginia. ny locations there in the upper 40s. eastern shore, low to mid-60s. southeastirginia near 70. and we have another plume of moisture coming our way into eastern north carolina. leading edge of the rain associated wh a developing tropical storm. very strong upper level windows blowing 75 miles per hour. they're going to string it northward and bring it in this afternoon. we could have heavy rain, enough to cause flooding by this time tomorrow morning and the ponding of water. we'll have temperatures this afternoon before any rain arrives. once the rain commences it will drop back into the 60s. and some of the rain, again, as i mentioned could cause flooding is time tomorrow morning through midday thursday. we could get three or four inches out of this. drying out and cooling down as we get into the weekend. jerry, how is the traffic? >> doing pretty well. that's a good start. 395. no worries. everything looking good. let's head over and check out i-270. at the moment, everything moving along nicely. frederick to clarksburg, south toward the capital bel
the city. watch out for patchy dense fog. western maryland, west virginia, it's in the 50s. in the 60s on the eastern shore. the view from spaceover the last 12 hours showing a w, high clouds from the north. they will be with us from time to time. otherwise, lots of sunshine. low to mid-90s. record high, 94. we may tie or exceed the record this afternoon. then the cooler weather comes in on a fresh northwesterly breeze. highs reaching the low to mid-s. even cooler on sunday with increasing clouds. could get showers passing by late saturday afternoon, saturday evening. let's check traffic. ashley, how is it looking? >> 270, no problems two report there. heaights at a healthy rate of speed. springfield de, no problems to report on 95 as you leave frederic fredericksbu fredericburg. lanes are open. eun and joe, back to you. >> thank you. you may be able to breathe a little easier the next time you take metro. debbie says the transit agency made major progress since last june's deadly crash. megan mcgrath has more on the story. megan, goodorning to you. >> as you can remember, there was a
across southwestern and south central virginia but you can see on the satellite loop they're defini definitely closer to us as we go thugh the mid to late morning showers. so if you're planning on heading out to the ravens game today, the browns are in town. kickoff 1:00. there will be a risk of a shower. not going to be a washout. not looking for a lot of rain the front half of the d but it will be enough to make you mad if you're not careful. be ready for a couple of drops. the steadier, heavier showers are on schedule for tonight. monday looks like it could be nearly a washout. tuesday could have rain and some thunderstorms as well. >> all right. even more. thanks, chuck. >>> people who live in a manassas neighborhood now know what caused the devastating fire that ripped through their community. on thursday flames jumped from house to house destroying three homes and damaged five others. news 4's darcy spencer got reaction from neighbors after they learned what sparked that fire. >> reporter: fire investigators have determined the blaze that destroyed three homes in manassas thur
in the eastern sky. in the mountains, western maryland and west virginia, many locations chilly, near 50 there. high pressure over the region giving us plenty of sunshine today and a southerly breeze should warm us into the upper 80s by mid afternoon. not very humid. tomorrow, partly cloudy, midday clouds might produce a passing shower and blustery afternoon wind and cooler weather thursday and friday as the sun returns. ashley, how's the tuesday traffic now? >> i come bearing good news out of virginia. the beltway is wide open heading up towards 50 and 66. along 95, you do have company as you make your way leaving the prince william parkway towards route 1 seems to be the worse of it. this is the pace and the headlights may throw you off, they are at the posted speed limit there's a lot of drivers there. 270 southbound is starting to stack up, not terrible but definitely slow from 109 to the truck scales and after that, no problems. around the beltway, we are rolling problem free right now at the posted speed limit. no big problems there, you are flying, of course at the speed limit. craig an
in 100 years virginia has executed a woman. teresa lewis died from lethal injection at 9:13. there were no complications. ms. lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want cathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry. >>> metro is getting high marks. metro is much safer than it was a year ago. >> reporter: good news for a change. it was just a few months ago that the national transportation satisfactory board blasted metro for the anemic safety culture th say existed at the time of that deadly crash. now, the ntsb is recognizing them for strides they have made over the last year to improve safety. the chairman of the ntsb said metro is safer now than it was back in 2009. metro has made significant safety improvements in the year following a collision that left nine dead. that the word from the national transportation safety board. >> they have done a lot of learning in the last year plus, and i think that always every organization is going to go through a difficult time after an accident. the question is how you react to that accident and what changes you make. and i believe that
in west virginia. dozens of horses died in that fire. pat collins has our report. >> reporter: it happened in the dark hours of the morning. >> how high were the flames? >> in my estimation, 40 feet above the roof of the building. >> reporter: how hot was the fire? >> intense. >> reporter: the worst horse barn fire in charlietown in recent memory. >> this is the worst i know of. i've been here since 1974. >> reporter: 27 thoroughbreds lost. three barns destroyed on a labor day people here will never forget. what does something like this do to the horse community around this track? >> brings them together. brings them together. i'm sorry. a lot of these people, this is their life. >> reporter: i talk to donny, he was one of the first on the scene. he saw the transformer and that utility pole on fire. within seconds, that fire spread into the horse barn. there was smoke everywhere and a mad race to save those horses. >> you could just hear them yelling. been in and trying to get out. and they were burning up, you know? smoke ventilation and everything. >> reporter: this is the aftermath. twi
maryland and west virginia in many hoekss thanks to a large area of high pressure dominating our weather here and will be in place today giving us another gorgeous day and warm afternoon with low humidity, bright sun. back to work and school tomorrow. it will stay hot on wednesday afternoon as well but not too humid. cooler thursday. how's the traffic? >> good morning. we do have a traffic issue. red line is going to be shut down this morning and all day until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow between the silver spring station and the takoma park area. they have shuttle buses to get you through. add 40 min touts your commute. no problems on 395. the lanes are open and center of the screen is the hov. along 270 in the southbound direction, not a whole lot of company to start you off. wide open through frederick down towards the capitol beltway. back to you. >>> decision 2010 is in full swing and today polls will be open again at some locations in maryland despite the holiday. already there's controversy. allegations of voter fraud in prince george's county. kimberly suiters is live with the latest. good
and in loudoun counties in virginia believe a series of robbies in those two areas may be connected. surveillance cameras captured the suspect. he is wanted in robberies at three salons, a fast food restaurant and a convenience store. three of the robberies were at hair cuttery salons including this one. in each instance, the suspect pl a knife and took cash from theregister. >>> a maryland state senator accused of using his influence pleaded not guilty to the federal charges against him. 73-yearld ulysses curry is charged with bribe rirk conspiracy, mail raud, and extortion. investigatorsay he used his position as a lawmaker to benefit shoppers, food and pharmacies in severalealings with the state without disclosing that he was being paid by the company stepped down as chairman of the maryland senate budget and taxation committee but he is still a senator running unopposed in the election. >>> vincent gray won as mayor for the district this week. he is deciding wheer he wants michelle rhee to stay or go. most believe it is only a matter of time before she either quits or is fired. >> reporter: j
, unfortunately things have gotten ugly very quickly on the beltway in virginia. live pictes of the inner loop beginning at route 50, arlington boulevard. it is at a stand still. multicar crash inner loop of the beltway just above i6. right side of the roadway and left side of the roadway are blocked. not only will i affect traffic to the beltway, it will jam things up on 66 trying to get on to or beyond 495. so heads-up for that. we'll keep you updated. southeast still dealing with the accident, pennsylvania and branch avenues. very little traff getting by at this hour. but the progresss being made. we'll keep a watch on that. out to the rails we go. met metro, vre, camden, 6 minutes behind schedule. >> thanks very much. a developing story in afghanistan. nine service members were killed in a helicopter crash. nato says two others were killed in the crash including a u.s. tizen. an official says the chopper went down in northwestern afghanistan. the cause of the crash is being investigated but nato says there were no reports of enemy fire in the area. e deaths bring the number of internationa
have temperatures in the western regions in the 50s in western maryland, west virginia. on the bay, on the eastern shore, around 60 degrees. right near the waters i's in the mid and upper 60s. he view from space showing a mostly clear sky. a few clouds producing showers in eastern kentucky. that is a little bitf a disturbance that may be drifting up into the shenandoah valley. east of the blue ridge, sunset, and metro area perhaps this evening. and otherwise we'llust have a few clouds coming through with highs near 90 today. near 90 on thursday. e'll repeat this on friday. a mini heat wave as we say good-bye to summer, hello autumn. it should cool down as we get to the weekend. saturday highs in the mid-80s. morning lows in the 60s. cooler on sunday in the next week. jerry, how is the traffic? >> doing fine sofr this morning. overnight road work has been picked up. travel lanes open. relatively light to moderate volume. that is good news. northbound movg along well. 395 to 14th street bridge, a little hard to tell this early morning. lanes are open. that's the g.w. parkway under 3
the radar is showing the heaviest rains. one band is moving through the panhandle of west virginia. another one coming into western fairfax county, north-northeast. there may be some brief, gusty winds associated with that. elsewhere getting light to modate along the western shores of the bay. temperatures in the region are 60s, low 70s. we have to get sun back with highs near 80. there is a risk of strong storms this afternoon. increasing clouds tomorrow. rain likely into thursday. dry friday, into the weekend. >> tom, live look this hour into town. south apital, douglas bridge looking good. earlier accident on the douglas bridge cleared. no delays. pennsylvania avenue looks good. 11th street bridge very quiet this morning thus far. let's see how we're doing. picking up a little volume on the american leej bridge from maryland perspective. there's the outer look. there's the inner look. right now from tyson's corner around the bend both directions moving along pretty well. >> jerry, thank you. >>> 6:12. 71 degrees. a scare in one d.c. neighborhood. >>> also ahead, one of president obama's
on the matter on wednesday night. jackie bensen, "news 4 today." >>> virginia governor bob mcdonnell is expected to unveil a plan to impose a 4% tax on all bars and restaurants. according to reports, the 4% tax includes a 1.5% tax on all stores and restaurants that sell liquor and 2.5% tax on the overall annual sales. the money raised would make up for the money lost if the state privatizes the liquor store. together he believes the changes could bring in $260 million a year. >>> police in howard county believe a woman found dead inside a burned out apartment died before the fire started. firefighters were called to an apartment in the 6,000 block of majors lane for the report of a fire. when they arrived, they found the body of a woman in her 30s and a man suffering from undetermined injuries. police believe his injuries also occurred before the fire started. they are looking into the possibility that the whole thing may have stemmed from a domestic dispute. mean while, the victim's names have-nots been released. >>> the man accused of shooting at a bethesda woman is waking up in jail this morn
. james madison on the road against 13th-ranked virginia tech. turns in the play of the game, scoring a 77 yard touchdown. dukes shocked the hokies, 21-16. virginia tech follows to 0-2. college park, maryland, freshman danny o'brien threw three touchdowns in the first half. maryland put up 370 yards of offense, crushing oregon state, 62-3. its highest scoring performance in 3r5 years. navy against georgia southern. not much offense in had game. dobbs's one yard touchdown proved to be the difference. 13-7. and in baseball nationals/marlins. espinoza made a diving catch. gets the runner at first. marlins beat the nationals, 4-1. coming up later today here on nbc 4, check out our countdown to kickoff special at noon previewing the big redskins/cowboys game. big day. >>> next up, news 4's reporter's notebo notebook. we'll be back in 15 minutes with the morning's top stories and your sunday forecast. for now here's pat lawson news. >>> good morning. welcome to reporter's notebook. well, with two days to go and two weeks of early voting behind them, the candidates for the push for d.c. mayor are
. this is 95 in virginia. there have been a couple of accidents, including one up near the beltway. police are working to get those out of the rdway. in from the north, so far so good far as accidents go. i-270 corridor and beltway north of town doing okay. again the combination of the rain and the win beginning to pick up is going to make it extremely difficult if you're going to be out, certainly tra travel time this morning. may want to avoid the far right and far le travel lanes because that's where the water has a tendency to pond and we'll keep you updated. could be a long day. >> all right, jerry, thanks for that update. >> the wet weather is not affectinonly the roads. the airports warned of delays and remind you to schek your flight status before you head out to the airport. right now also pepco reports more than 1,000 people without electricity in montgomery county, prince georgs county and the distct. ege reports 300 customers without power and virginia dominion reports 73 people without power in northern virginia. now pepco customers who report any outages by calling 1-877-pep
and we're falling down. 66 in frederick, maryland. down towards culpeper, virginia 64 degrees and clinton, maryland coming in at 68. tomorrow the bus, hopefully making its way towards the bus stop. 56 to 65 degrees as everybody, a lot of you are heading back to school. my complete forecast coming up in just a little bit. >>> thanks, doug. >>> today was not a day off for candidates for d.c. mayor with the primary nearly a week way now. council chairman vincent gray has a lead over incumbent mayor adrian fenty. gray spent this labor day encouraging supporters to vote early. mayor fenty did the same after enlisting the help of school chancellor michelle rhee. 9,000 people voted in the first week. >>> president obama chose labor day to unveil a long term jobs program. the president made appearance at labor fest in milwaukee. he detailed a $50 billion program intended to improve the nationing transportation system and create thousands of new jobs. >> we're going rebuild 150,000 miles of our roads. that's enough to circle the world six times. that's a lot of road. we're going to lay and maintai
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